Teach me now how to make pickles!
Thursday 25th April 2019
It was another feast day with some extra snacks. Our tummies were filled with
special food and our hearts were filled with happiness.
1. Memories of World Book Day
We drew some memories from Tuesday. It was
World Book Day with our favorite books and favorite
dress up costume. Some friends picked their favorite
page of the book, and other friends picked their
own costume to draw in our workbook. We remembered
our teachers’ costume, so some friends also
drew their costume. We used normal pencils at first, then
we colored the pictures. Everyone concentrated very well
to draw our memorable World Book Day.
May the 5th is children’s day. In Japan, we celebrate that
special day with “Koi nobori”. Some of us were still working
on making our own Koi nobori. Each of us had different
ideas to decorate our Koi nobiri. There were many
things to choose from to make eyes, fins, scales, and tails,
e. g. colorful squares, colorful circles, feathers, shapes,
origami, ribbons, tape, sticks, and more. Our Koi nobiri will
go home with us before golden week and we can let them
fly at home to enjoy the Japanese festival “Kodomo no hi”.
3. Break fast menu for Mothers’ Day
We have nearly finished writing our long menu list. It took
time to finish writing down all the items. We wrote nicely
and carefully to show our love and to welcome our mommies
on Monday, 13th May. We are almost ready.
Teach Me Now
Teach me now, teach me now, today is A’s teach me now! It was like “A’s
cooking show". She taught us “How to make pickles!” Everything she needed
to make pickles was in her big bag. She brought some cucumbers,
a silver bowl, a knife, a chopping board, salt, three
peelers, kitchen timer, a recipe book and her hand made recipe
poster with some photos.
①Peel cucumber 3 times.
②Cut cucumber in 1/3 then 1/2. Cut off ends.
③Put cucumbers in bowl.
④Pour salt all over cucumbers.
⑤Wait 5 minutes.
⑥Rub salt into cucumber until flimsy.
⑦Rinse salt off.
She showed us each process clearly at the table.
It was very clear and simple to understand
how to make pickles. She was shy to show the
last part which was to …..EAT! We decided to
do the last part all together after snack time.
While we were waited five minutes, we had question time.
T: When did you make it?
Al: Why did you choose it?
A: I wanted to teach my friends how to make pickles.
T: Who is going to eat the pickles?
Thank you for the interesting “Teach Me Now”, A. We really enjoyed your cucumber
pickles after snack time. We were hungry flowers. We ate them all so
Counting with cookies
Because we had some leftover cookies from the birthday party yesterday, we
used them to practice counting. One cookie had “+” mark with icing, another
cookie had “=“ mark on it.
Hisami: What is “+”?
Hisami: What is “=“?
How does it go? Then Hisami showed how it works with +
The first cookie got one icing dot, the second one got two
dots. One plus two equals…. How many dots does the third
We added some dots one after another on the cookies, then
we counted how many altogether on the third cookie. The
very last question was not the same way. We missed the second
cookie. The first one had two and the third one had five
dots. How many dots do we need for the second cookie?
Thinking, thinking, thinking…….. It took us a while to find out
Yes. We needed three dots to make five with two. After using
our brain to count, can you guess what we did with cookies?!
Of course, we ate them! Yummy!
Yes, Thursday is Dance Day. Maryna taught us one new
dance. It was about a crocodile. It went “crocodile, let’s run,
run, run away!” then we spread our legs wide and stretched
our tummy down on the floor. Some of us have great flexibility
to touch the floor. One of the fun dances today was “Traveling
under the ocean” song. She put a long blue rope on the floor.
We pretended it was a blue ocean and we walked all over it.
We swam like Nimo, a sea snake, sea weed, jelly fish, octopus
and mermaid. The tricky part was when we walked backwards
ever the rope after walking and jumping forwards. We
hope that everyone swam safely and happily under the ocean
without any accidents. Thank you very much for the lovely
dance time, Maryna.
The sky was not very shining when we got ready to go out, but most of our
friends asked to go to the park. It was warm and humid, so some friends were
sweating after running around in the green area. Playing under the sprinkling
light rain was fun. On the way to the park, we felt the different touch on our
skin from the sky, our nose caught a different smell, and our tongue tasted
something wet. We didn’t mind getting a little bit wet at all. Outdoor play is always
fun time whether it’s sunny or rainy.
Thank you for the lovely day. We are looking forward to seeing you all on ZERO
PLASTIC FRIDAY tomorrow!
Flowers Class Children ☺